Sign up for the chance to win free tickets to the Helen Frankenthaler exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery, a late-night event, and a two-year subscription to AnOther Magazine
Abstract expressionism – wild, riotous painting by the likes of Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning from the 1940s and 1950s, created mostly in New York – was a male-dominated artistic niche. A recent slew of exhibitions in London prove that, in fact, women were involved too – there was a Lee Krasner (Pollock’s wife) show at the Barbican in 2019, and now, there’s a series of dreamlike Helen Frankenthaler woodcuts at Dulwich Picture Gallery. “A really good picture looks as if it’s happened at once,” she once said. “It’s an immediate image. For my own work, when a picture looks laboured and overworked ... there is something in it that has not got to do with beautiful art to me.”
Frankenthaler’s show, titled Radical Beauty, arrives ten years after the artist’s death, and is her first major print retrospective to be shown in the UK. AnOther is now offering our readers the chance to win free tickets to the exhibition and access to a special event, No Rules Late! Frankenthaler Festival of Colour on the evening of Friday 25 February. This will include painting and sewing workshops, talks from Camberwell College of Art Painting students and a DJ set from Balamii Radio's Played by Dil, all taking place in the vaunted halls of the John Soane-designed museum. Also included is a two-year subscription to the print edition of AnOther Magazine.
Sign up below for your chance to win tickets and see Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty at the No Rules Late! Frankenthaler Festival of Colour event on Friday 25 February, 6-10pm. The winner will also receive a special gift on the evening.
Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty is on at Dulwich Picture Gallery until 18 April 2022.